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Giving Thanks EVERY Day...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's been awhile since I've blogged. Time has been whizzin' by so quickly these last few weeks that at certain points I've forgotten to breath. A new job, a newly-found excitement in my relationships here at home have all taken up the majority of my time although I still sneak in here and spy on yer all's pages from time-to-time. Yeah, it's like that. It's my way of staying connected and keeping an eye on all of you trouble-makers, lol.

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone but this year's holiday was a different. It was the first time in SEVERAL years that I spent it with my father-in-law and mother-in-law and it was not a disappointment. We seemed to be able to flawlessly pick up where we left off and it was a treat in itself, aside from the vast array of "goodies" that were on the holiday table spread. (Bre has been down, too! We are putting up the tree during the Michigan/Ohio State game as we do every year.)

My job is different/weird/exciting. Fast-paced. Requiring alot of manual dexterity which I don't have but I AM LEARNING very quickly. My co-workers have come to appreciate my awkwardness and get great joy out of watching me walk into coat racks, losing combustible cans into the machines and sliding across the catwalks like they're made of ice. I am moving to second shift this coming Monday and they each have hugged me tightly and told me they are going to miss my one-woman comedy act. Lol. But the coolest thing about my job is the fact that this place really cares about the community and gives back, especially to the younguns. I was "all over that" the third day I was there and have joined two organizations that serve 23 community agencies. It is very satisfying. :) Plus I get to wear a hard hat!

Mr. Steelkickin and I have enjoyed several days off together. We have been blessed with this time in more ways than one. It saddens my heart to say this but he has to go for a biopsy on December 10th. I can't seem to get a few things straight out of him because I did not go with him for his follow-up on the bloodwork he received. He is not very good with medical terminology, but he is internally bleeding. It has something to do with his bladder, prostate and/or kidneys so I ask that you keep him in your prayers. It is a humbling reminder that we are human and things can go wrong. His side of the family has been plagued with cancer. Perhaps our "reconciliation" has came for a reason. I plan on being on my knees alot in prayer. I plan on sticking steadfastly by his side. I plan on fighting with him all the way if "fighting" is what we need to do. I plan on and WILL be the strength that he needs.

I hope that you each had a blessed Thanksgiving. I hope that you are enjoying your weekend and getting to spend as much time with your loved ones as possible. There is nothing more magnificent than relishing in the warmth of family, holding hands, hugging and just being present in the moment. We are never guaranteed another holiday. We are never guaranteed another day PERIOD. So I ask that you do YOURSELF a favor and kiss the lips that are smiling at you. Reach out and touch the cheek of your child, husband, mother, father, sister, brother, friend. Melt in the warmth of their embraces and laughter. Devour each precious second of their presence. Give thanks EVERY day for their life and the role that they play in YOURS...

God bless you. I love you. Most of all, I give thanks for you and the blessings that you have brought to me. You are all beautiful and precious in God's eyes and mine.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUNIAATROME 12/13/2012 11:45AM

    Love you! You have it in you to make people happy. I know you are strong to walk through all this. And I know that God gives good gifts. I wish you and Brian the best of them! emoticon

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 12/10/2012 1:15AM

  Praying for you and DH!! Keep us posted!!

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SHARON10002 12/4/2012 12:02AM

    I am so very happy to read that your Thanksgiving reunion was all you had hoped and prayed for and more! Your blog of driving to see your mother-in-law still is with me as I write this today. What a true Thanksgiving blessing!

So very happy, too, that you are loving your new job, and being embraced lovingly and joyously by your new co-workers.

I am so sorry to hear about your DH, and will keep you both in my prayers. Believe that your prayer is already answered. . .


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CATMAGNET 11/28/2012 2:04PM

    I'm so glad that you had such a great Thanksgiving, and I will make sure that your hubby is in my prayers...and of course, the cats' purrs. Never underestimate the power of kitty healing!

Love ya girl! ::hugs::

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LALMEIDA 11/27/2012 11:21PM

  Glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Praying for your husband and you. Hope he recovers quickly.

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BRADMILL2922 11/27/2012 5:14PM

    You should take that one-woman comedy act on the road! I'm sure it would be worth the price of admission ;)

Sorry to hear about what your husband is going through. I am sending all my good thoughts your way in hopes that everything turns out ok! It is a humble reminder on how precious life can be. I have no doubt that you will be the strength and that everything will turn out ok. I believe that!

I am glad to hear that you had a great Thanksgiving weekend with everyone including your in-laws. I am sure that had to be a lot of fun and I am glad you got to experience that after years of not being able to. Little things like that can be the biggest blessings in our lives. We all should give thanks for those things and more! What we live on a daily basis is beautiful, despite any hardships that we may go encounter. Those hardships just make it all the more sweeter!

Live, love, and laugh! Love you Michelle!


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BKNOCK 11/27/2012 12:06PM

    Wow, you never told me about Brian! I am glad I finally took a minute to read your blog. I am so happy to hear that Thanksgiving went well and you know that you are all in my prayers! emoticon

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STAYCXL-NOMORE 11/26/2012 10:39AM

    Glad you had a great Thanskgiving with your in-laws and all the blessings coming your way. I will keep you and your family in my prayers , hope your husbands thing goes okay. Have an amazing week yourself Michelle !

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WALLAHALLA 11/25/2012 11:33PM

    love your positive vibes

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JADOMB 11/25/2012 1:27PM

    I will definitely keep your hubby and you in my prayers. Stay strong, stay upbeat and keep the faith.

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    Sending positive thoughts and prayers for your DH in that all will work itself out. It's wonderful that your renewed love is there... and will be a great source of strength and will for him. emoticon

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MISHKALA 11/24/2012 9:30PM

    God never gives us more than we can handle, and know that He is with you. Your message hits home, and you are an example for so many to keep positive, even in times of adversity. God bless, and I'll be praying for you and your family. emoticon

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DOVESEYES 11/24/2012 7:36PM

    Thanks for sharing always a pleasure to read your blog.
Will be praying for you and hubby in the coming days it is a hard time and you feel like your world has stopped and everyone else is carrying on.

My hubby went through a similar time a few years ago.

But The Sparkers are lovely people and it is a blessing to know you can be so open and be heard.

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KING_SLAYER 11/24/2012 6:23PM

    Glad to hear that your Thanksgiving went so well but also sorry to hear about your husband's upcoming biopsy. I've already said a prayer for him and your family, God bless and God speed.

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AJDOVER1 11/24/2012 5:56PM

    You and your family (especially your husband) are in my prayers.

I'm very thankful that you wear a hardhat on your job. Perhaps you could keep it on during the other 16 hours of your day.... (just a thought)

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CARTOONB 11/24/2012 3:30PM

    Can I come watch you work for one day? emoticon

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the mister.

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KONRAD695 11/24/2012 3:15PM

    I've never met you, but I know I Love You. Thank you for showing yourself again. I will pray for your husband, and for your strength. Lighting a candle every night.

Enjoy the win and perfect season.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 11/24/2012 12:03PM

    It warms the soul to read such genuine gratitude for life. It sounds like things are going very well. I hope everything goes well with your husband's biopsy.

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RAYLIENET 11/24/2012 11:55AM

    You are such an upbeat and positive person, I will be thinking of you and your family as well as praying.

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